Remember the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf? The wolf blew down the straw house and the wood stick house; but left the brick house standing. Well, Holz100 is not made of wooden sticks, it is made of pure solid wood.
Holz100 has been tested for earthquake resistance in Japan, where earthquakes have the highest levels of seismic intensity . The Holz100 house that was tested remained intact even under the most intense seismic load, and unfortunately could not be certified. The reason was, certification is only issued if the house falls apart at the tested seismic level. In order to past the earthquake resistance test and be granted certification, the Holz100 house had to be weakened by removing some of the wooden dowels that kept the house together. The highest safety class for earthquake resistance was eventually granted to Holz100 in Japan.
In a geographic location where earthquakes and typhoons frequent with speeds up to 200km/hr, a concrete house is no longer stable after experiencing stress loads at that level. However, in a Holz100 house, the wood is flexible, it shifts with the wind loads but returns to its original form; remains stable and can be re-inhabited.
Rest assured, the big bad wolf won’t blow this Holz100 house down.